“Concession line” is principally an Ontario term for the straight country roads, parallel to one another, upon which farm lots face. They are complemented by perpendicular side roads, which together create a gridwork that covers each respective township. Each rectangle of roads commonly embraces 10 farm lots of 100 acres (40.5 ha) in size. During the 19th-century era of initial settlement in Ontario, these lots were conceded (hence “concession”) by the Crown to individual applicants seeking title in exchange for raising a house, performing roadwork and land clearance, and money.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- McIlwraith, Thomas R.. "Concession Line". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 08 March 2018, Historica Canada. https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/concession-line. Accessed 18 November 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- McIlwraith, T., Concession Line (2018). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/concession-line
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- McIlwraith, Thomas R., "Concession Line". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published August 30, 2009; Last Edited March 08, 2018. https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/concession-line
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- McIlwraith, Thomas R.. The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Concession Line", Last Edited March 08, 2018, https://thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/concession-line
|Article by||Thomas R. McIlwraith|
|Published Online||August 30, 2009|
|Last Edited||March 4, 2015|